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19 May 2023
School competition asks students to 're-imagine Fremantle'

Fremantle's much loved Freo Builds Trail is coming back this July school holidays, with a futuristic twist.

The City of Fremantle is inviting all WA primary school students to reimagine what six iconic Fremantle locations could look like 50 years from now.

A panel of judges will select six winning entries with some of Perth’s best LEGO® builders tasked with transforming six design ideas into three dimensional LEGO® artworks. Each of the builds will feature in the City’s annual Freo Builds Trail.

The trail will guide families around Fremantle to discover the creative and colourful ways LEGO® builders have transformed the children’s imaginative ideas.

Ticket holders who complete the Freo Builds Trail can vote for their favourite build. The student whose build attracts the most public votes wins the Ultimate Kids' Excursion to Fremantle for their whole class which this year includes a Fremantle Prison Tour, Cicerello’s aquarium tour and lunch and a round of crazy golf at Holey Moley.

Plus, every child who participates in the Freo Builds Trail will receive a free LEGO® toy.

Last year’s winner, a year 4 student from Hilton Primary School, designed the famous Dingo Flour Mill as a mutant, flower-growing factory with robotic arms.

Enter this creative competition by 2pm Thursday 25 May 2023, and your child could be chosen as one of six finalists who will get to see their imaginative ideas built as a 3D LEGO® artwork.

It’s easy to enter:

  1. Choose one of the six iconic Fremantle locations and re-imagine it 50 years from now!
    1. Fremantle Oval
    2. Fremantle Port
    3. Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour
    4. Fremantle Library at Walyalup Civic Centre
    5. Fremantle beaches
    6. Esplanade Reserve

2. Download the entry form at Freo Builds | School Competition | Visit Fremantle 

3. Draw your imaginative idea by hand or via a sketch app, tell us about your design in a couple of sentences, and complete the rest of your entry form details.

4. Submit your completed entry by 2pm Thursday 25 May by emailing it to schoolholidays@fremantle.wa.gov.au or place it in the entry box at either the Fremantle Visitor Centre or Toyworld Fremantle.

Six Freo Builds finalists will be announced on Friday 26 May.

Freo Builds Trail will run from Thursday 6 July until Wednesday 12 July.

School holidays in Freo 

The Freo Builds Trail will play a key role in Fremantle’s vibrant winter school holiday schedule. Families who visit Fremantle during the school holidays will also be able to take part in other events and activities run by local businesses, and take advantage of special offers for food, attractions and more.

Be the first to know what’s happening in Fremantle next school holidays and subscribe to Visit Fremantle’s school holiday news at visitfremantle.com.au/subscribe.

The Freo Builds Trail is proudly presented by the City of Fremantle |THIS IS FREMANTLE, Toyworld Fremantle, FOMO, Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour, WA Maritime Museum, Fremantle Prison and Fremantle Markets.